University of British Columbia Maintenance Engineer – Millwright Full Time in Vancouver, BC

University of British Columbia

Branch Vancouver BC CA

Maintenance Engineer – Millwright
Vancouver, BC

BC Trades Qualification or Inter-Provincial Trades Qualification certificate as a Refrigeration Mechanic, Millwright or other related trade….

Under supervision of Head Maintenance Engineer or Sub-Head Maintenance Engineer I, performs skilled work in the maintenance and repair of mechanical service equipment used throughout the University including heating, refrigeration, ventilating and air-conditioning of laboratories and buildings.

Organizational Status

Reports to Head Maintenance Engineer or Sub-Head Maintenance Engineer.

Work Performed

1. Maintains, repairs, replaces, installs and checks fans, compressors, pumps, refrigerator units, and associated equipment used for climatic control in University offices and classrooms, and for controlled research environments by:
a. Machining and making up parts and components as required.
b. Checking, repairing and recharging refrigerator systems with gas, brine, or other refrigerants.
c. Complete overhauling or rebuilding and installation of compressors and mechanical equipment.
d. Welding and soldering cooling systems, frameworks, mountings and equipment associated with refrigeration, air-conditioning, ventilation, and heating.
2. Operates machine shop equipment and gas and electric welding equipment in the performance of maintenance and repair duties.
3. Maintains, overhauls, and installs ice rink equipment, insures safe operation of equipment e.g. pressure switches, etc.; testings, lubing, oil changes and adjusting thermostats are duties of the Operator.
4. Conducts periodic inspections and routine checking of equipment performance and condition by using flow meters, speed indicators, and other test equipment.
5. Reports on the maintenance requirements of equipment and machinery.
6. Utilizes the Building Management System to identify malfunctions in noted equipment where appropriate and to stop and start remote equipment as appropriate.
7. May be required to perform other duties related to the qualifications and requirements of the classification.

Supervision Received

Reports to Head Maintenance Engineer or Sub-Head Maintenance Engineer.

Supervision Given


Consequence of Error/Judgement

Close attention is required to prevent service failures and to identify and correct problems that could result in both a serious life safety, financial and/or loss of steam or water service to the University. Poor decisions could result in loss of heat and hot water to much of the campus including the UBC Hospital. Must be able to make quick and accurate assessment of equipment failures to minimize equipment damage. Errors in judgment concerning steam system equipment maintenance could lead to serious personal injury or loss of life, shutdown to university heating and hot water system, expensive repairs, poor operation of the steam system, and decreased life of the steam piping system.


BC Fourth Class Power Engineer. Formal training and considerable experience in refrigeration and/or air-conditioning and/or mechanical maintenance. BC Trades Qualification or Inter-Provincial Trades Qualification certificate as a Refrigeration Mechanic, Millwright or other related trade. .

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on: 2015-08-01
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